Aboriginal peoples

First Nations Statistical Institute

First Nations Statistical Institute

In its March 2012 budget, Canada’s federal government announced that it was cutting all funding for the First Nations Statistical Institute (FNSI). According to the budget, the FNSI will see its federal funding halved in 2012-2013 and then eliminated in 2013-2014.

National Aboriginal Health Organization

National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)

Since its inception in 2000, the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) received its core funding of nearly $5 million per year from Health Canada; however, this funding was completely cut by the Conservative government in its

Sisters in Spirit

Sisters In Spirit

In 2010, the Sisters in Spirit database project was cut by the federal government, and new initiatives were announced, including another database on missing persons run by the RCMP.

Cindy Blackstock

Cindy Blackstock

After Blackstock’s organization filed a discrimination complaint against Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, she was excluded from important meetings, and she claims that government employees systematically monitored her professional and personal life.